What makes me unique than others is my southern hospitality in a northern world. My big bright smile and confidence. And most of all the faith that I have in myself
Akala, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion and aspirations in life as to become a better person than I was yesterday. To make a statement to others that you can be anything that you choose to. As for me, that is to become an inspiring model and role model to other. I started out modelling because my of my mother. She told that I have to put my height and prettiness to use, so she enrolled me in a local agency for the summer, and I've never stopped loving the spotlight since
Who is your inspiration in life Akala? How do you keep inspired?
My mother and grandmother are my inspiration in my life they are hard working women that have always believe in me and having pushed me into becoming the women I am today with a bright future.I keep inspired by surrounding myself with positivity. People with a positive mindset, music with a positive purpose, and positive quotes.
We all make mistakes Akala; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I wish that I could take back the time when I got discouraged in myself, and I let a great modelling opportunity pass me by. With that being said I Elbe that everything happens for a reason, good or bad it all has a purpose. So that time when I got discouraged thought me a lesson to never give up on something I believe in because things worth having do not come easy and that only the wrong survive.
Akala, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
As a Hooters girl, this is an everyday thing it's hard to cater to one person while having five other tables. So in order to deliver excellent service I keep a smile on my face and make small talk with each of my tables one at a time, and then I start all over again. I like to see people happy, so it takes me running around like a chicken with his head off I will do so cause it's my job to make sure that one is happy and satisfied with my customer service
Please tell us Akala, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
As a model, it can get complicated trying to balance everything in life out. As for me, a time I had to be very strategic to meet my priorities would be right now as I type this paragraph. I am a full-time college student with two jobs, and a passion for becoming a model along with all the parties I want to attend can be tight, so in order to keep myself in balance staying calm because whatever is meant to happen will happen, so I tell myself that a million times a day. And most of all my planner is the key to my life it keeps me organised and in control.
Akala, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
The way I persuade others is by being honest. I believe that is the only way to be no matter what.
Akala, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment as a model would be the progression that I have made over the years and still to come in the modelling industry. From the start of my modelling life to now and to know that there is more progression to go is a great feeling to me.
Akala, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
With everything I do I put a taste of me to it. I like adding the flavour to anything I do because I am extra. I do like to be plain and simple. I like going above and beyond.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My advice to upcoming models would be to believe in yourself, believe in your success, walk and talk like you've already made it and own it. Be patient cause perfection takes time. And last but not least be an oddball, be unique, stand out, and don't be afraid.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?